Thrive Throwdown Chili Challenge

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8th Annual Thrive Throwdown

Chili Challenge

November 9, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Overton Square Courtyard

Proceeds from the Chili Challenge are a significant source of funding for our programs. Thrive Memphis strives to meet the social, recreational, and continued educational needs of individuals of all ages that have intellectual disabilities. Corporate sponsorships make events like the Chili Challenge possible and our participants, their families and staff truly appreciate your consideration.

This event provides an excellent opportunity to market your company in support of a great cause.

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Team Packet

Download the Team Packet for all the information needed to get your team cooking and competing in the Thrive Throwdown Chili Challenge!

Contest trophies and honors will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place chili entry winners – as determined by judges vote, based on appearance, originality, spiciness, and texture
  • People’s Choice Award – determined by patron vote
  • Jon Poulin Spirit Award – presented to team with best tent decorations, costumes, and spirit, as voted on by the Thrive Memphis spirit team

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. – Teams arrive and set up

8:30 a.m. – Teams start cooking

10:00 a.m. – Activities and gates open

11:45 a.m. – Turn in chili

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Entertainment from LAPD

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Entertainment from LAPD, featuring Susan Marshall

2:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Announcement of winners

A day full of fun for the entire family!

  • Children’s activities from Art House
  • Cornhole
  • Axe throwing (in a cage)
  • T-shirt sales
  • Hot dogs available from PRIDE
  • Beer & pretzels available from Local Gastropub
  • Water, coffee, and hot chocolate
  • Plus, all the chili tasting!

Purchase a wristband for unlimited tastings of chili and one token to vote on your favorite chili of the day. 

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Sponsorship Packet

Download the Sponsorship Packet for all the information you need to get started as a Chili Challenge sponsor.

**Unfortunately, sponsorships may not be split. If two companies wish to share a sponsorship, only one company name will be listed and advertised. In-kind sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact Jo Anne Fusco at 901.387.5002 or joanne@thrivemem.org for more information.

TITLE SPONSOR ($7,500)
  • Corporate name included in event title. (Company Name) Thrive Throwdown Chili Challenge benefiting Thrive Memphis
  • Corporate name and logo prominently appear as the lead sponsor on all event advertising including television commercials, banners, print ads, website, social media, and/or billboards
  • Corporate logo to appear on the event website with hyperlink to company website
  • Waived team entry fee for up to two teams
  • Ability to choose team placements before any other sponsors
  • Corporate name and logo displayed at THRIVE Memphis and at event
PRESENTING SPONSOR ($5,000)
  • Corporate name and logo to prominently appear on all event advertising including television commercials, banners, print ads, website, social media, and /or billboards
  • Corporate logo to appear on the event website with hyperlink to company website
  • Waived team entry fee for up to two teams
  • Ability to choose team placement in order of sponsorship level and on first come first serve basis by registering your team(s)
  • Corporate name and logo displayed at THRIVE Memphis and at event
PLATINUM SPONSOR ($3,000)
  • Corporate name and logo to prominently appear on all event advertising including banners, print ads, website, social media, and/or billboards
  • Waived team entry fee for one team
  • Ability to choose team placement in order of sponsorship level and on a first come first serve basis by registering your team
  • Corporate name and logo displayed at THRIVE Memphis and at event
GOLD SPONSOR ($2,500)
  • Corporate name and logo to prominently appear on event advertising including website and social media
  • Waived team entry fee for one team
  • Choice of team placement by sponsorship level and on a first come first serve basis by registering your team
  • Corporate name and logo displayed at THRIVE Memphis and at event
SILVER SPONSOR ($1,000)
  • Corporate name and logo displayed at the event, on the website, and social media
  • Waived team entry fee for one team

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

iBank

Gold Sponsors:

Process and Power
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Morrow
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Ferris

Silver Sponsors:

West Cancer Center
RBG CPA (Reynolds, Bone and Griesbeck, PLC)
NST Law
Insight Risk Management LLC

Friends:

Mr. RG Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Spore